April’s Winter Storms Put Damper On Spring

APRIL’S WINTER STORMS

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Winter Storm Yona and Winter Storm Zephyr have put a damper on April Spring for millions of Americans. Occuring from around April 2nd to April 5th, Yona was one of the top 3 largest snowstorms to be recorded since 1891 in the Twin Cities. Minneapolis-St.Paul is no stranger to snow and cold so global warming takes a back seat there.

Winter Storm Yona

Winter Storm Yona was so powerful it was like a January snowstorm. Slamming Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa and South Dakota and a few other cold weather weary states. However, even Northern, Midwest and Eastern states like some warm temperatures when it’s Spring. Here are some Winter Storm Yona snow totals:

  • Superior, Wisconsin – 17.8″
  • Ashland, Wisconsin – 17″
  • Tapiola, Michigan – 17″
  • Hancock, Michigan – 15″
  • Poplar, Wisconsin – 14.5″
  • Brownton, Minnesota – 12.2″
  • Minneapolis (Downtown) – 10.5″
  • Sibley, Iowa – 7.8″
  • Fairview, South Dakota – 7″
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul – 6.5″

Several other states were affected by Winter Storm Yona with snow accumulations of 1 to 6 inches or more. Freezing temperatures, ice and sleet were prevalent which put climate change out in the cold.

Winter Storm Zephyr

Winter Storm Zephyr hit Colorado and Montana with large snow totals. A mostly Northern and Midwest winter storm Zephyr was extreme for certain locations as Winter Storm Yona was. These two freezing back to back April winter storms is the icing on the cake for climate change and global warming.

Winter Storm Names & the Forgotten Storm

Winter Storm Names

The Weather Channel came up with the brainstorm to name winter storms. In particular it was Bryan Norcross, a veteran meteorologist, who developed the concept.

Norcross said “It’s simply easier to communicate about a complex storm if it has a name, which our naming program last year demonstrated – and good communications benefits everyone.”

The Weather Channel gives five great reasons for having winter storm names. Global Freezing agrees as it is so much easier to look back at what happened during what storm event when it has a name. With Google, Yahoo and Bing winter storms can easily be tracked when they have a name. Here are the five reasons:

  1. Naming a storm raises awareness.
  2. Attaching a name makes it much easier to follow a weather system’s progress.
  3. A storm with a name takes on a personality all its own, which adds to awareness.
  4. In todays social media world, a name makes it much easier to reference in communication.
  5. A named storm is easier to remember and refer to in the future.

The Weather Channel takes the 26 letters in the American alphabet and names a winter storm after each one. (beginning with each letter) Winter Storm Xenia was the last winter storm of March 2014 and the twenty fourth named storm of the winter season. April saw Winter Storm Yona but the Weather Channel didn’t name a storm more potent than Yona which happened around March 25th.

Why? That’s what is puzzling. Who choses to leave out a winter storm of such significance? Here are some amazing numbers of the “Forgotten Storm” which was at its peak March 25 and March 26, 2014:

Snow Totals

  • Beech Mountain, N.C. – 12.2″
  • Black Mountain, Ky. – 8″ to 12″
  • Davis, West Virginia - 7.5″
  • Dennisville, New Jersey - 7.2″
  • Frankford, Delaware - 7″
  • Lynchburg, Virginia - 7″
  • Washington Dulles Airport – 3.8″

The snow totals above were mostly or all from March 25th. Nantucket, Massachusetts received a reported 9.5″ of snow on March 26th. Snow accumulation also occured in Georgia and Tennessee in small amounts, nevertheless it was the middle of March in the South. Several other states had snow and freezing weather conditions. So much for global warming.

Also, about 20 miles southeast of Jonesport, Maine there were a reported 119 m.p.h. wind gusts. In Wreckhouse, Newfoundland there were about 115 mph wind gusts with sustained winds of up to 87 m.p.h. Climate sure does change.

Many people and weather related websites are against winter storm names. One of the reasons is they think winter storms are not dangerous like a hurricane so don’t deserve a name. This reasoning is wrong because winter storms result in a lot of deaths. I suspect if some who are against the naming of the storms came up with the idea themselves they would think it was great.

Another reason so many are against naming storms is because they think it was too bold of the Weather Channel and not their place to act on the idea. Ridiculous. Isn’t that what America is about, ideas? Maybe they just beat some to the idea and they are a little jealous. Winter storm names are a very good idea. Just don’t have any more “Forgotten Storms.”

 

 

Winter Storm Xenia Sends Climate Change Packing

Winter Storm Xenia

The last winter storm of March delivered some of the most snow of the season for some cities. Xenia was another widespread storm especially when you consider it is officially spring. On March 31st there was whiteout conditions on Interstate 29 which was closed from Brooking, South Dakota to the Canadian border. Also, Interstate 94 was closed from Bismarck to Fargo, North Dakota.

Wind Gusts and Snow Drifts

Up to 64 mph wind gusts were reported in Rapid City, South Dakota. Many snow drifts were reported with Minnesota and South Dakota having some of the largest from four to six feet high.

Snow Totals

Amazing snow total accumulations for this time of year occured in several cities as listed:

WInter Storm Xenia also brought freezing, snowy conditions to several other states proving again that climate change happens naturally. Does global warming bring blizzard like conditions where visibility is so bad that roads have to be closed?

The Forgotten Winter Storm

Why did the Weather Channel not name a winter storm that preceded Winter Storm Xenia? Global Freezing will cover this topic on the next post.

Global Warmers Green With Envy Over St. Patrick’s Day

GLOBAL WARMING GREEN

Another winter storm is in the books but it came right before St. Patrick’s Day and left just after. Even non Irish global warmers were green with envy because the weather keeps proving them wrong.

Winter Storm Wiley was the 5th Storm of the 2013/2014  winter season to close down the Federal Government. The almost 4 inches of snow around Washington D. C. was the most ever recorded on St. Patrick’s Day. Global Warmers can not bear the thought that this goes way, way back to 1884.

Snow, ice and sleet were in areas of Virginia making for some very dangerous conditions. The winter storm stretched from The North and Midwest to parts of the South and the East Coast. In northern Arkansas, the city of Harrison saw 3 to 5 inches of snow on March 16th making for a white St. Patricks Day. Some other snow totals for Winter Storm Wiley:

The Philadelphia snow accumulation gave them a season total of 67.6 ” resulting in the 2nd snowiest winter on record for Philly. New York and several other states experienced this mid March winter storm.

Global Warmers

The Great Lakes experienced some of the greatest ice cover since records have begun. Nine ice breakers have been employed to clear shipping channels. All of this and much more give global warmers fits when trying to explain their climate change hype – or they just ignore the facts.

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Winter Storm Vulcan Kills 3 In Ohio Snowstorm

Winter Storm Vulcan

Another late winter storm has been responsible for at least 12 deaths including 3 on the Ohio turnpike. At least 55 vehicles were involved in crashes stretching over one and a half miles. Winter Storm Vulcan was the culprit bringing fierce winds, blowing snow and ice. The pileup happened in Sandusky County and was still a mess after some 10 hours later.

New York State

New York Governor Cuomo declared a State of Emergency for several up New York state areas. There were over 120,000 power outages from the winter storm with many of those in New York state. Northern Illinois and Northern Indiana also had thousands of power outages. As much as a quarter of an inch of ice has been reported in several central New York cities. This much ice can cause havoc on electrical lines. New York Snow Totals

  • Rochester – 15″
  • Buffalo – 13.8″
  • Syracuse – 12.1″

New Hampshire Snow Totals

  • Orford – 14.4″
  • Pittsburg – 14″
  • Berlin    -   13″
  • Littleton – 13″

Vermont Snow Totals

  • Sharon – 26″
  • Burlington – 18.7″
  • Montpelier – 13″

Maine Snow Total

  • Caribou – 16.1″

Michigan Snow Totals

  • Port Huron – 10″
  • Holly     -        9.3″
  • Kalamazoo -  9″
  • Detroit area – 6.6″

Ohio Snow Total

  • Toledo – 7″

Toledo has eclipsed its oldest ever recorded snow total with a grand total of 84.8″ of snow for the 2013/2014 winter season. The record was already broken with an earlier snow storm and more could be coming. Detroit, Michigan is fast approaching its snowiest winter which was way back in 1880/1881. That record is an amazing 93.6″ and could soon fall.

Chicago Snow Totals

Chicago, Illinois in the Midway area got hammered with another 6″ of snow. This total moved Chicago from the 4th ever recorded snowiest season to the third snowiest. Chicago has also had one of the very coldest winters for one of the longest periods of time. The 2013/2014 winter has been brutal for Chicago with temperatures consistently well below normal.

Record Low Temperatures

  • Detroit, Michigan – March 13 old record set back in 1896 was 5 degrees. NEW RECORD – 3 degrees
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan – March 13 old record set back in 1926 was 5 degrees – NEW RECORD 3 degrees

Looks like some global cooling going on here. Tell the people in Detroit about global warming after they just broke a 118 year old record for freezing temperature – less than 10 days before Spring! Wind gusts were also like an Arctic Blast coming from Alaska in several states. Even the climate change politicians of Washington D.C. were not immune to Winter Storm Vulcan’s global cooling.

Wind Gusts M.P.H.

  • Grandfather Mountain, N.C. – 86 m.p.h.
  • Camp David Presidential Retreat – - 66 m.p.h.
  • Dulles International Airport – 61 m.p.h.
  • Greensboro, N.C.          -            61 m.p.h.
  • Martinsburg, W.V.        -            61 m.p.h.
  • New Baltimore, MD      -            53 m.p.h.
  • Philadelphia, PA            -            53 m.p.h.
  • Washington D.C.           -            52 m.p.h.

It is quite comical to see about every time there is a major GW meeting or President Obama makes a “climate change” speech or announcement he gets hammered with snow or freezing winds and temperatures. Look at the list above and you see very strong winter winds in Washington D.C. and Camp David.

Maybe someone needs to hear what mother nature is telling them. This March winter storm was the snowiest of the entire winter season for some cities and bitterly cold.

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Great Lakes Ice Cover

Freezing Temperatures Cause Great Lakes Ice Cover

Wide spread ice storms and continual freezing temperatures have caused unusual conditions this winter. The long lasting affect of below freezing temperatures caused the Great Lakes ice cover to achieve 95.28% in one report. This amazing report was given by the Environmental Research Laboratory and shows the ridiculousness of global warming. Some other reports claim a little less but still a massive amount of ice coverage in the neighborhood of 90%. Lake Superior reached over 90% and is further north than the other Great Lakes.

Great Lakes Ice

The Great Lakes are so massive in size that it is hard to comprehend that they reached over 90% ice cover. The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world. They contain approximately 84% of the surface freshwater in North America and 21% of the entire world’s surface freshwater. Some interesting facts at the sheer size of the Great Lakes:

  • Lake Superior – 31,700 square miles
  • Lake Huron – 23,000 square miles
  • Lake Michigan – 22,300 square miles
  • Lake Erie – 9,910 square miles
  • Lake Ontario – 7,340 square miles

Now you can get the picture of a magnicifent amount of ice cover that took continual freezing temperatures to reach this size. Ice cave formations are a fun site to behold as you can see on this video taken in Michigan.

Winter Storm Titan Puts Global Warming Alarmists Out In The Cold

Winter Storm Titan

March has begun for millions of Americans with a freezing winter blast. The Weather Channel has named this one Winter Storm Titan and the name fits good. Global warming alarmists are running for cover because Titan has left them out in the cold.

States of Emergency

States of Emergency were called by several Governors because of the drastic ice, sleet, snow and bitter cold temperatures. Delaware, Tennessee, and Virginia were among the states. A State of Emergency was called for Washington D.C. Pike County in Kentucky was declared under a State of Emergency because of what was called extremely dangerous road conditions. Ohio, West Virginia and many other states had at least one county declared a State of Emergency.

Winter Storm Warning

In the south, Austin and Houston Texas were under a Winter Storm Warning. Ice accumulation on power lines caused over 30,000 power outages. The trecherous snow, sleet and ice conditions carried over to parts of Louisiana. Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee were also exposed to the wrath of Winter Storm Titan.

Denver, Colorado Accidents

Denver, Colorado had an over 100 vehicle catastrophy from Titan. One person died and some 30 others were injured. At least 12 deaths throughout the U.S.A. have been attributed to the March winter storm. Winter Storm Titan started in the U.S.A. in California with flash floods. Incredibly, some areas of California received more rain from Titan than they received all last year. The rains carried over to Nevada and soon turned to snow, ice and sleet.

Accidents abounded in several states. Virginia had about 300 crashes in just 10 hours. About 400 accidents as a result of Titan were in Tennessee with the bulk of them being in Nashville and Memphis. Rutherford County was also hit hard with ice and sleet accounting for over 90 accidents in only about a 4 hour time span. Rutherford County is east of Nashville.

Cold Temperatures

Austin, Texas dropped over 30 degrees and Houston, Texas went from 77 to 28 degrees both in less than 12 hours. Kansas City, Missouri lowest ever recorded temperature for March was -1 degrees set in 1962. March 3, 2014 now holds the record low of a freezing -3 degrees. Baltimore, Maryland held an old record set all the way back in 1873 which was 5 degrees. March 4, 2014 is the new record holder at a frigid 4 degrees.

Many other near cold records came from Winter Storm Titan. Also, temperatures were consistently 10 to 30 degrees below normal in hundreds of cities. Chicago was in single digit temps and for the month of February was over 10 degrees below there average of over 27 degrees. Yes, Chicago’s average temperatures for February were only 17 degrees. Detroit and the rest of Michigan also have been brutually cold. Minneapolis , Minnesota has had an amazing 44 days of temperatures below zero for the winter of 2013/2014. Freezing cold from Wisconsin to Texas and Colorado to Maine.

Even the climate change and global warming alarmists are running for cover in the wake of Arctic Blast after Arctic Blast. Some would call it Global Cooling or Global Freezing.

Winter Storm Seneca Comes on Heels of Rex

Winter Storm Rex

Winter Storm Seneca came quickly on the heels of Winter Storm Rex. Rex did not reach the south like some of the recent winter storms. However, many northern and north eastern states received high snow totals on top of already high snow drifts. Some snowy weather examples:

New Hampshire High Snow Totals

  • New Boston, New Hampshire – 12″
  • Goffstown, New Hampshire – 11″
  • Merrimack, New Hampshire – 11″
  • Nashun, New Hampshire – 10″
  • Maine High Snow Totals

  • Kennebunk, Maine – 9″ to 10″
  • Portland, Maine – 8″ to 9″
  • Massachusetts High Snow Totals

  • Lunenburg – 11″

Cool Video

For the day of February 17th Muskegon, Michigan set a snow record. It snowed 6.2″ where the highest recorded snow was 6″ set way back in 1939.

Parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michiga, Minnesota, Wisconsin and other states were slammed by Storm Rex. Roofs collapsed, schools and businesses closed, serious accidents and vehicle pileups were some of the results. In Paw Paw, Michigan which in the western lower section of the state there was about a 35 vehicle pileup. The Mackinaw Bridge in Michigan was closed because fierce winds caused by a power outage.

Winter Storm Seneca

In Minnesota there were over 75 reported jackknifed semi-trucks with over a foot of snow and blizzard like conditions. Duluth, Minnesota had freezing winds and about another foot of snow to go with several feet of snow they already had. Superior, Wisconsin had a reported 18″ of snow.

Again, the far reaching affects of yet another winter storm laughs in the face of global warming and climate change. Besides Minnesota and Wisconsin other states like Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota saw ice, sleet and freezing winds. Sure there were other states affected too but global freezing is so wide spread it is hard to keep up with it all.

State of Emergency Claimed By President & Governors

Georgia State of Emergency

A State of Emergency was posted for Georgia by President Obama and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. The Weather Channel is calling this Winter Storm Pax. At least 25 deaths have been attributed to this vicious ice storm with several in the deep south. Yes, even Louisiana was not spared from the wrath of Pax as it swept across the south and made it way up the east coast. Over 700,000 people were without power with most of the outages being in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Washington D.C.

The approximately 11″ is the most snow Washington D.C. has seen since four years ago which was called “Snowmageddon.” The Federal Government was closed but our soldiers brave the cold proudly. Over 20,000 flights were cancelled nationwide and 49 of 50 states had at least some snow accumulation. There were so many accidents and deaths from Winter Storm Pax that one post writing will not even begin to cover the magnitude of the destruction.

South Carolina

South Carolina saw so much devastation it prompted Governor Nikki Haley to compare it to a hurricane. Aiken, South Carolina is known for its beautiful trees and has lost many of them due to the ice storm from Pax. Power was still not restored to thousands of homes and businesses several days into the storm.

Georgia

Much of Georgia is a disaster as 91 of its 159 counties were still in a State of Emergency until Sunday February 16th. Governor Deal extended the State of Emergency until Wednesday February 18th for 15 counties that received the most damage. Atlanta was better prepared for Winter Storm Pax with streets deserted because of the snow and ice. The world’s largest airport was also deserted for a while.

In other weather related news a Pastor in Kentucky was killed when his four-wheeler went over a steep driveway as he was removing snow. Many have died in this winter storm as they were helping others. Vehicles slid on ice into people, lack of heat in homes, heart attacks from removing snow and other accidents were large contributing factors.

Winter Storms

For the first time in its recorded history Philadelphia has had four winter storms with 8″ or more of snow in one winter. North Carolina was one of the hardest hit states. Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain in the eastern United States, had the highest snow measurement in North Carolina with 22″ of the white stuff.

Several other lower elevations saw over a half foot of snow and Statesville, North Carolina had 18″. Charlotte had some 1000 people sleeping in airports which was par for the coarse in many other airports under the wrath of Winter Storm Pax.

Winter Storm Pax

Winter Storm Pax was also a disaster for many other states including New York. New York City saw 10″ of snow. New Jersey, Maryland, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee were some of the other states affected. So much cold, ice and snow spread over a 1000 miles wide area.

The groundhog is saying I told you so and Al Gore is running for cover.

Winter Storm Orion Mountains of Snow & Ice

Winter Storm Orion

Yet another winter storm has plummeted several states with snow and ice. The Weather Channel named this one Winter Storm Orion. The mountain states received heavy snow totals in their high elavation areas. Many of the snow accumulations were from areas in the general proximity of the listed cities or mountains.

California

  • Donner Summit – 21″
  • Homewood Ski Area – 17″
  • Squaw Valley Ski Area – 16″
  • Mammoth Mountain – 9″

California also got some huge amounts of much needed rain from Winter Storm Orion. The drought has devastated many farmers.

Oregon

  • Camp Sherman – 22″
  • Bend – 19″
  • The Dalles – 10″
  • St. Helens – 10″

Washington

  • Bickelten – 13″
  • Goldendale – 13″
  • Naches – 13″
  • Lyle – 10″

Idaho

  • Preston – 25.2″
  • Idaho Falls – 9.2″

Wyoming

  • Indian Creek SNOTEL – 36″
  • Commissary Ridge – 30″
  • Alpine – 21″
  • Bondurant – 21″
  • Cookeville – 17″

Utah

  • Brighton Crest – 34″
  • Powder Mountain – 29″
  • Provo Canjon – 23″
  • Alta – 18″
  • Hyde Park – 14.5″

Colorado

  • Monarch Mountain Ski Area – 32″
  • Crested Butte – 22.5″
  • Gothic – 22.5″

These tremendous snow amounts only tell part of the story. Ice storms, sleet and freezing temperatures caused havoc across many other states as well. Arkansas has had its fair share of winter weather. Miles of ice filled roads have caused accidents and death in what is a harsh, cold winter.

Why? Well, here is another website that is chalk full of information about what real climate change is all about.